Inbox: Unsafe Practice I am writing to express my concern regarding the use of a photograph of a young woman balancing on train tracks on the cover of the December 2013 issue of The ASHA Leader. I am the wife of a former manager at Norfolk Southern Corporation and know well the ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.IN4.19022014.4
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 6. doi:10.1044/leader.IN4.19022014.4
I am writing to express my concern regarding the use of a photograph of a young woman balancing on train tracks on the cover of the December 2013 issue of The ASHA Leader. I am the wife of a former manager at Norfolk Southern Corporation and know well the efforts the transportation industry makes to inform the public about the dangers of this practice. Please refer to Norfolk Southern’s information about Operation Lifesaver to learn more about this public safety initiative.
As a professional community dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults, we should be mindful of the images we publish, and I strongly urge you to consider the impact of the photos you choose for publication.
Susan Zabel Dryburgh, King of Prussia, Pa.

Thank you for communicating your concerns. In the future, we’ll certainly strive to be even more sensitive to negative messages that might inadvertently be conveyed by our cover images.

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